Abstract for: Modeling the Evolution of Public Industry R&D Institute - the Case of ITRI

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has been recognized as a successful example of nurturing the industry development through public industry R&D institutes. During its development process, ITRI has experienced several stages of strategy and organizational reforms. The evolution of the organiztional structure and the interactions of ITRI with its social-technological environment are complex and dynamic, and all together being important for ITRI to generate impacts to the industries. This study analyzed the development process of ITRI, and derived a system dynamics model to examine the structure behind the success experience. The results of the model are discussed.